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Anthony Drew Farmer




Location: North Bend, Oregon
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PostPosted: Tue 17 May, 2005 2:23 am    Post subject: Custom sword smiths         Reply with quote

I ran searchs through the forums, couldn't find any advice: I'm considering having a custom sword made for me in a year or two(naturally, a year or two is simply when the project starts since I'll have the cash then), and accept that it will be an expensive project; I intend to make an heirloom for my family.
I am not sure how one goes about seeking out a professional, exceptional crafter of swords. Are there big names in this market that one should know? Is there a class of company that specializes in such things? Are there people out there that will actually take time with you designing a unique sword? I'm looking at a Viking-style blade, 9th century style or so maybe, but of course, this will likely change with research..

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Thomas Jason




Location: New Joisey
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PostPosted: Tue 17 May, 2005 6:53 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

You want Jake Powning: http://www.powning.com/jake/home/j_homepg.shtml
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Manfred Fritz




Location: Vienna, Austria
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PostPosted: Tue 17 May, 2005 7:15 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

How about Patrick Barta http://www.templ.net/who_is_patrick_barta.php
A very nice gent, who pattern welding too.
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Patrick Kelly




Location: Wichita, Kansas
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PostPosted: Tue 17 May, 2005 10:25 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Vince Evans recently moved up to your area.

http://www.arscives.com/vevans/

He would be great to deal with given his proximity to you. Viking arms are one of his specialities. He's a fine gentleman and you won't find a better craftsman.

"In valor there is hope.".................. Tacitus
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Anthony Drew Farmer




Location: North Bend, Oregon
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PostPosted: Tue 17 May, 2005 1:00 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Cheers all for the advice! Big Grin
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Jay Barron




Location: Albany, NY
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PostPosted: Tue 17 May, 2005 3:01 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Don't forget about Kevin Cashen...



http://www.cashenblades.com/


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